History of the Teal Pumpkin Project

Halloween History Trick-or-treating has been popular in the United States and other countries for nearly 100 years.  It is said that Halloween beliefs & customs were brought to North America by the earliest Irish Immigrants fleeing the famines of the first half of the 19th century. Modern day Halloween, with its merriment, costumes, parades and trick-or-treating, is a far cry from the ancient Celtic

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BEING A GOOD NEIGHBOR

BEING A GOOD NEIGHBOR My husband and I have been married for 16 years! During those years, we lived in two different homes. We loved our first little house, especially after making it our own by refinishing the hardwood floors and completely remodeling the kitchen. The problem was it didn’t feel like home. Even though the inside of the house

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Take a Book, Leave a Book

Take a Book, Leave a Book  Sometimes it looks like a birdhouse or a mailbox, but peek inside these little “houses” and you’ll find books…free books! Little Free Library is a movement that began in 2009 in Wisconsin. Todd Bol built a model of a one-room schoolhouse in honor of his mother who was a teacher. He filled it with books

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Crafting…The Natural Antidepressant

Crafting…The Natural Antidepressant Research supports the idea that crafting – whether it be sewing, knitting, crocheting, coloring, or painting – is beneficial to us in a number of ways. Crafting is considered by many as a natural antidepressant and there are many good reasons for this belief. Crafting improves mind and brain wellness as it encourages:  Stress relief Problem-solving Hand-eye coordination Spatial

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CycleBar Troy and Northville

CycleBar, a premier indoor cycling boutique, will be making its Michigan debut this summer with two new studios coming to Troy and Northville. CycleBar offers a workout experience unlike none other! Part exercise class, part rock concert, CycleBar offers an exhilarating, high-energy workout experience, complete with amazing music, energy-enhancing video graphics, and rider-specific performance data in a state-of-the-art CycleTheatre. I was invited to experience CycleBar

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10 Inspirational Quotes to Supercharge Your Day

10 Inspirational Quotes to Supercharge Your Day We all have days when we need a little inspiration. One of my favorite things about Facebook is finding quotes that inspire me. When I come across phrases that mean something to me, I like to share them with others or save them in my Pinterest file called Words to Live By.  Over

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10 Ways to Support Our Men and Women in Blue

10 Ways to Support Our Men and Women in Blue Our men and women in the police force need our support more than ever in these ever-changing times. Every day courageous police officers put their lives on the line to protect ours.  It is a thankless job that many would never think of taking. Imagine the anguish the police field

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My Top 10 Biggest Fears

Although I am not a very fearful person, deep down I worry about certain things. I believe fear and worry are a natural part of life. While this is true, those who put their trust in the Lord are usually less fearful because He’s in control of their lives and they know their future is in Heaven. I’m blessed to

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5 Simple Ways to Brighten Someone’s Day

5 Simple Ways to Brighten Someone’s Day In this day and age, brightening someone’s day is so important! It doesn’t take much to make or change someone’s day. As Mahatma Gandi said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” 5 Simple Ways to Brighten Someone’s Day: Give someone a compliment – compliment their physical appearance

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20 FREE Summer Activities that Inspire Creativity

  20 FREE Summer Activities that Inspire Creativity Summer is officially here on June 20 and most kids are out of school. Soon you will be hearing, “I’m bored.” It’s easy to fall into the trap of allowing your children to watch television or play on electronic devices, but I’d like to give you some other options for inspiring creativity.

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